Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday became angry in Lok Sabha after TMC MP Saugata Roy kept interrupting him. Shah was speaking on the issue of drug abuse in India and the measures the government was taking to curb the menace.
As he tried to deliver his statement, Roy interrupted him. At this, Shah became furious and said that repeatedly interrupting him during the session did not suit a man of his age and seniority. A seemingly livid Amit Shah then took his seat and said: “Main baith jaata hoon aap bhaashan kariye dus minute. [You speak for 10 minutes and I shall sit…].”
He then goes on to tell Roy: “You should not interrupt everytime. You must understand the gravity of the matter at hand.”
At this an Opposition MP asked him: “Aap krodhit kyun hote hain? (Why do you get angry?).” To this, he said: “Krodhit nahi hota hu, samjhaata hu. Kabhi kabhi samjahaana padta hai bado ko bhi. [I don’t get angry, I explain. Sometimes seniors also need to be explained.]”
He then continued his speech, apprising Parliament about the steps taken by the government to rein in the drug trafficking in the country. He said that every drug trafficker in India will be behind bars within two years. He said that the Centre had mapped the drug networks across the country and will soon take action.
“We have mapped the drug network across the states. No matter how big the criminal is, in the next two years there’ll be a situation that they’ll be behind the bars,” Shah said.
He said that drugs weaken future generations. “It has ruined lakhs of families and has given rise to various evils in the society. Drugs also ruin the economy of the country,” he said.